Level 5’s Time Travelers Confirmed For Nintendo 3DS

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A few months ago, Level 5 announced a game titled Time Travelers for a piece of unreleased hardware. This game is now confirmed to be for the Nintendo 3DS.


Time Travelers is a mystery game being developed in collaboration with Jiro Ishii, who penned 428: Fusasareta Shibuya de, a high-profile visual novel published for the Nintendo Wii in Japan. If you’ve heard of it, the anime, Canaan, is based upon a bonus scenario in 428.


Level 5 showed off a trailer for the game at their “Vision 2010” event in Japan, but details were scarce. The trailer showed a schoolgirl standing in the subway. The underground lights go out, and a mysterious man appears, just as a countdown begins. The girl asks, “Why has it become this way?”


In the past, Ishii has only worked on games with anime art or live-action actors. Time Travelers is his first time working with CG. At the game’s reveal, he assured fans that Time Travelers would be heavy on the story, and that it would include some sort of new design that would help the game appeal to a wide variety of people.


Unfortunately, no other details regarding the game were announced. All we have for now is a piece of concept art for the game, revealed months ago in Famitsu magazine, pictured above.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.